a Workers On Wheels reader asks....
(Jobs for Retired Ag Science Teacher)
Where can I find agriculture jobs while traveling in the US and Canada? I am a retired agriculture science teacher and would like to find work to help pay for our travels. I have worked for cattle, horse ranches, and do have some experience with nurseries (plants).
Coleen, the RVing editor replies:
Check with grain elevators, farm co-ops, farm supply stores, and county agricultural extension agents. The folks at those places can put you in touch with those hiring in the industry. They'll know the area farmers and ranchers.
They'll also know how the season is coming along. Is it planting season? Time to cultivate? Harvest?
Go to schools and meet your colleagues, other ag science teachers. Maybe you could even do a guest presentation.
You might want to continue teaching. Develop a class or workshop. Could be an evening workshop that you could present to area farmers on some specialty. Might be a six week class you could do as part of a community adult ed program.
Do you have or can you get special certification that some agriculture jobs require? Pesticide applicators need to be certified, at least in some areas. You could teach the certification class. Or, plan your travels, coordinate with the ag extension office, and be in an area at the time they are looking for applicators.
Farm and ranch jobs are one possibility. For other ideas, check our Agricultural Jobs pageGo to the page with more working while RVing questions and answers.